What Does The Bible Say About Pets?
What Does The Bible Say About Pets The Bible doesn’t specifically address the concept of owning pets, but there are a few Scriptures that give us insight into God’s view of animals and how we should care for them.
God is A Loving Creator of Animals
The Bible tells us clearly that God cares greatly for animals and that He created them with love. Genesis 1:20-25 says:
“And God said, “Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens.”So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day.
And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds—livestock and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds.” And it was so. And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the livestock according to their kinds, and everything that creeps on the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.”
This shows us that God loves and values animals as a vital part of Creation.
Caring for Animals
The Bible also tells us to care for animals, as they are dependent on us:
“An animal’s just needs must be met; and the right of a poor person must be respected.”-Proverbs 12:10
Additionally, Ecclesiastes 3:19 teaches us, “For that which befalls the sons of men befalls beasts; even one thing befalls them: as the one dies, so dies the other; yes, they have all one breath; so that a man has no preeminence above a beast.”
This Biblical passage shows us that animals serve both as companions and as reflections of human existence.
The Bible teaches us that God values animals as creatures of Creation and that our care of them reflects on us. We should strive to be gentle and loving when animals are in our charge, treating them with the mercy and kindness that God shows us all.